Policy, Research & Parliamentary Manager - Medical Justice

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About Medical Justice

Set up in 2005, Medical Justice provides independent medical advice to immigration detainees, uses medical evidence to document the harm caused by immigration detention, and challenges the use of immigration detention.  Medical Justice has secured lasting change through combinations of research, policy, parliamentary, and media work, as well as strategic litigation.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual with a demonstrable record of policy and research work, ideally within an asylum or immigration detention context.



Working closely with the Director and the Casework Manager, and line managing the Parliamentary and Research Analyst, the successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring Medical Justice has the greatest possible impact on immigration detention policy and practice.

 You will be responsible for the delivery of our policy, research and parliamentary work.  As part of your role you will gather evidence from our casework and elsewhere to prepare briefings, papers and research reports about the harm caused by immigration detention to alert the Home Office, NHS England, medical professional bodies, parliamentarians, and the courts to ongoing issues.


About You

Medical Justice is keen to look beyond the traditional review of your qualifications and work experience to what relevant knowledge and skills you may have acquired through your life experience. 

 Medical Justice is committed to operating as an equal opportunities organisation.  We welcome and encourage applications from refugees and other migrants, and in particular from people with lived experience of detention, to reflect the composition of our client group.  We recognise the potential barriers to employment posed by race and ethnicity, disability, nationality, gender or gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and pregnancy or parenthood, and work to ensure that our recruitment policy takes them into consideration. Medical Justice will seek to make reasonable adjustments to the physical office environment to overcome barriers to employment caused by disability, and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities.

 We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Proven experience of securing lasting change through advocacy work.
  • Excellent policy and research skills and experience of initiating and undertaking projects and an understanding of audit and research techniques and associated ethical and legal issues.
  • Excellent and persuasive written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate to a variety of audiences including those with limited knowledge of complex issues.
  • Awareness of the conditions of immigration detention, a demonstrable interest in asylum and immigration, and a commitment to human rights, as well as an understanding of the conditions of immigration detention and the experience and medical needs of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK.
  • A good understanding of the UK political and parliamentary landscape and experience of using this to bring about change.


Though the full-time Policy, Research & Parliamentary Manager post is very much preferred, Medical Justice might alternatively consider a combination of a 3 day a week Policy Manager post plus a 2 or 3 day a week Researcher post - if you would be interested in either of those part-time roles, please express your interest as soon as possible.

For a detailed Job Description, Person Specification and the documents needed to apply, please click here.

 How to apply : Please email the completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms, together with your CV, to Anthony Omar at a.omar@medicaljustice.org.uk or send it in by post to 86 Durham Road, London N7 7DT.

 Closing Date for applications is Wednesday 16th December 2020.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 date and will include a written and verbal exercise.

Thank you for your interest in working for Medical Justice, and I look forward to seeing your application Emma Ginn, Director

Additional information

  • Remote status

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